Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Leicester City have occupied the top-four places in the English Premier League after Gameweek 9.
It is too early for predictions but let’s have a look at who will finish in top-four and their predictions in English Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur, the ‘Special’ title challengers of Premier League?
After three years at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho took the decision to manage Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho was in charge of a team who were runners up of the Champions League 2018-19.
They were close enough to win Premier League during the 2015-16 season and 2016-17 season. However, the title went to Leicester City and Chelsea respectively due to a lack of consistency.
Hence, coach Mauricio Pochettino was sacked. Spurs had their last trophy in the 2008 Carling Cup final beating Chelsea 2-1.
After the transfers of Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale, the team has been looking confident. They would end up in 1st place if they continue to play like this.
Mourinho would be keen on winning some trophies with Spurs!
Chelsea, the young, energetic title challengers of Premier League?
Chelsea have been in their best form with a mix of experienced and talented players. Coach Frank Lampard is moulding a promising team that can challenge for the title.
Last season, they impressed by finishing 4th in the Premier League with a young, vibrant team.
Lampard joined the Blues from Derby County after the departure of Maurizio Sarri. Sarri helped the Blues win Europa League and finish third in the Premier League. However, his tactics and style of play didn’t suit Chelsea.
Initially, there were defensive issues. The issues have been solved due to the arrivals of Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, and Ben Chilwell. A variety of forwards up front has been an advantage for Chelsea.
They have a chance of winning the title and expected to finish above 3rd place. Lampard hasn’t won any trophy as a manager but maybe it could be the time to create history!
Leicester City, the David to other Goliaths!
Leicester City last won a trophy in the form of the 2015-16 Premier League. They were the underdogs in the league and scripted a fairytale Premier League story!
Claudio Ranieri was the then manager of the Foxes. However, the following season, after the departure of N’Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater, and Riyad Mahrez, they were comparatively weaker.
Under new coach Brendan Rodgers, they have been in brilliant form. An away 5-2 demolition of Manchester City is proof of how good they have been.
They could be in the top-four and after the recent loss against Liverpool, they look a bit inconsistent. However, they are playing far better as compared to the teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal.
Liverpool, the defending Kings, to do it again?
Liverpool FC have been able to defend their title very well by staying in the top 2 positions in the league. Their only bad performance was the 7-2 defeat by Aston Villa.
However, there had been no major problems for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. Klopp helped Liverpool win the Champions League in the 2018-19 season and then the Premier League in the following season.
New recruits Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara have been adapting to the Liverpool lineup. With his so-called Heavy Metal Football, Klopp had made his team unstoppable!
However, injuries haunt them in the form of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Thiago, and Trent Alexander Arnold among the injured.
If those players come back from injuries, Liverpool can be dangerous once again! They still can win the Premier League.
Race for Europa League is also heating up:
Manchester City, Manchester United, and Arsenal could not get adapted to what the other four teams are doing. They can at least look for the 5th, 6th, and 7th positions.
Arsenal looked like they would finish in the top 4 for a few weeks, but now is struggling at the 12th position. Manchester City and Manchester United are now currently sitting at 13th and 10th position respectively.
Teams such as Aston Villa, Leeds United, and Everton are surely challenging the above top seven teams but still, they could be able to create wonders. Everton looked like title challengers in the early stages but now, it doesn’t seem possible.
Anyways, we are experiencing one of the best seasons of the Premier League, with plenty of goals, injuries, and VAR drama. A quarter of the English Premier League is almost over and the race for top-four will be more heated as the season process.
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